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Oldest Sumatran orangutan (62) died

PERTH – The oldest Sumatran orangutan in the world at the age of 62 in the zoo of Perth died. That report Australian media.

Puan was euthanized because she was suffering from a lot of the lessons that her life unbearable. Apenverzorger Holly Thompson said that it was very difficult but that the decision was the right one to the old monkey of a respectful end.

Since 1968 lived Puan in the zoo and is officially recorded the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest of its kind. According to the World wildlife Fund (WWF) are Sumatran orangutans normally about 45 years.

Born in 1956

It is generally accepted that Puan in 1956 was born in the jungle of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Puan had 54 descendants scattered in zoos all over the world. Some of the monkeys are off in the jungle of Sumatra.

According to the WWF life is still about 5600 Sumatran orangutans in the wild.

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